A Couple Post-Practice Notes

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 19, 2010 – 1:10 pm

We’ll wait until the injury report comes out in a bit to go into details on who will and won’t play on Sunday. In the meantime, there are 2 topics to touch on from after practice today.

WR Sidney Rice – he remains on the PUP list after hip surgery. The Vikings must take him off the PUP by Wednesday or else he’ll be placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season. In theory, then, Rice could sit out this weekend’s game against Green Bay but then be activated by Wednesday and comeback later this season, as soon as next Sunday against Washington. But Childress indicated that if Rice is unable to play on Sunday he’ll likely be placed on season-ending injured reserve. So stay tuned on this one.

RBs Coach Eric Bieniemy – Childress said he has received a preliminary phone call regarding Bieniemy from representatives of the University of Colorado about their head coaching vacancy. Bieniemy played football at Colorado and has been rumored to be a candidate for the head job there. He was an original hire by Childress on this staff and has done a superb job, obviously, of working with RB Adrian Peterson.

“I do think highly of him,” Childress said. “I think he could be a coordinator in this league and before it’s over he could probably be a head coach in this league. I know what his recruiting skills are like; he’s an excellent recruiter and an excellent people person. Great, great teacher of offensive football. We’d hate to lose him but certainly, if he has the opportunity, it’d be hard to hold him back.”

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16 Responses to “A Couple Post-Practice Notes”

  1. By TexasViking on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    Another blow to the team if Rice is out for the season. Oh well, we still have that idiot Childress coaching so it would not have mattered much if Rice did come back. Childress would just keep being an idiot and looking like a lost little boy on the sidelines. He would still be calling his pee wee football plays and continue driving this team in the ground with his pitiful leadership skills. A sack of monkey nuts has more leadership skills than his ignorant azz.. Oh well, I am a vking fan for life, no matter what. I will continue to root for our boys in purple no matter what. I am just so disgusted with Childress. Well my fellow viking brothers and sisters we always have next year. So, enjoy the game this Sunday and get ready for Turkey day next week….

  2. By purplehaze on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply


  3. By Justin on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    You what guys? Rice won’t make a lick of a difference in the Packers game. If he plays, he won’t be 100%. The offense and defense will still struggle and Favre is going to get his bell rung against Clay Matthews over and over again.

  4. By Frederick Jones on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    If Rice plays and catches one ball that others couldn’t get to, it would help the Vikings. It’s not worth risking the rest of his career over however.

  5. By Frederick Jones on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    I’m done laying out stats on coaches, even though it proves that he is in the top third of coaches, during any period of the NFL that you would choose. You cannot blame shoddy tackling, blocking, and coverage of receivers on the head coach. Well, of course you can, but it doesn’t make any sense because no one person controls any of those areas. It might be a huge mistake to fire the coach right now.

  6. By vikadan on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    What we need is some of the viking players to come in with a better attitude!!!and start making some plays, if i got payed half as much as some of those guys i would be working my butt off to make plays ,our secondary sucks nobody is putting in the effort ,you can see it on the field! if you want to see effort look at camerillo ,harvin, peterson, im sick of stats so i wont include favre dont keep grounding the ball and take penaltys if nobody is open, just fall down, defense front needs to bring it ,they look really sluggish and i see no spirit like last year, time for someone to put a little fire under their ass cot!

  7. By TW VIKE on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    FIRE CHILDRESS NOW!!!! Rice will never come close to #84s numbers. Favre made Rice. Sydney will not play, his contract is up. He is not going to get hurt for a 3-6 team.

  8. By rocksalt on Nov 20, 2010 | Reply

    You quote both stats, which any reasonably intelligent person knows can be misleading; and scripture, which any reasonably intelligent person also knows to have very little to do with football.
    However, it seems you just don’t get it…….a good coach is more than just overall W-L record, a good coach should encourage/ provide his team with the following:

  9. By fire childress on Nov 20, 2010 | Reply

    yeah, Fred just doesn’t get it. the Vikings get out coached every single game ! they go into every game so unprepared it’s not even fun to watch them anymore

  10. By rocksalt on Nov 20, 2010 | Reply

    Some on take old fred deer hunting…….give him the brown jumpsuit……

  11. By fire childress on Nov 20, 2010 | Reply

    Fred wonders why he has such bad luck deer hunting. he goes into the woods naked and scares them all away

  12. By rocksalt on Nov 20, 2010 | Reply

    Sounds like Rice is looking forward to his free agency and marketability for next year……

  13. By fire childress on Nov 20, 2010 | Reply

    yes, he is. the sad part is the longer it takes to Fire Chilly, the more players we lose. nobody wants to play on a losing organization. thats why Buffalo has so many problems trying to draw good free agents

  14. By 4eversteve on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    John Randle will be honored at today’s game at halftime. That man was a ” Beast ” to handle and it would serve the Vikings well to come out and even play with half the intensity that Randle played with, That guy played with more heart than any other defensive tackle than I’ve ever seen bar none. In fact they should allow him to give the pregame speech and lead the team out onto the field, and maybe suit up one more time for the occasion. Probably would have to get special permission from the NFL to be an honorarily captain. I wished that all of the Vikings would have a heart and a motor like yours. Congratulations John Randle you deserve this honor!

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